Monday, November 08, 2010
Percentage of Births to Unwed Mothers in US Rising
In yesterday afternoon's sermon on "We Affirm Biblical Manhood and Womanhood" I noted a recent AP article that reported 72% of African American children are born to unwed mothers. The report adds:
"The black community's 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent."
We have many who are upset about our nation's current dismal economic indicators but what about these even more alarming moral indicators? If our church's children and grandchildren continue to abide by Biblical standards for marriage and family they will increasingly become the minority. It will soon be considered counter-cultural to live by basic Biblical standards for marriage and family (i.e., marriage before sexual relations and having children), unless the Lord graciously intervenes to reverse this slide.